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A first-class jail for first-class felons?
Amid controversies surrounding the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), more Filipinos disapprove of the administration’s efforts in fighting graft and corruption in government, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.
It was a chilly Tuesday night Christina Labador would rather forget.
How can the culprits investigate their own crime?
A “shocked” Janet Lim-Napoles broke down in tears at a Sandiganbayan hearing on Friday after the court ordered her transfer to the Camp Bagong Diwa jail in Taguig City, where she might just possibly become bunkmates with her coaccused Gigi Reyes.
Zugzwang.That’s the term for a situation in a chess game where a player is forced to make a move that will only worsen his position. That’s close to the situation in which the Philippines’ top chess player, Wesley So, finds himself as he approaches the middle game of what has so far been a very promising career.
We’re going to hear the President’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, and every Juan, Maria and Jose are gearing to give their two cents’ worth of opinion on every single thing he will say. Which is good. Everyone is involved.
Are we being set up for another in the unending series of farces that bedeviled the coconut levy and impoverished millions of small farmers?
Our giant neighbor to the south, Indonesia, has just elected its seventh president in an unexpectedly close election. What makes the victory of Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, much better known as Jokowi, out of the ordinary, however, is not the tightness of the race (he still won a convincing 53 percent of the vote) but the back story of the winning candidate. He is the first Indonesian to be elected to the presidency who does not hail from the country’s political or military elite.
The trouble with impeaching President Aquino is that Vice President Jojo Binay would become president. His wife, Elenita, would become first lady. What a prospect! It would be as if Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos were back in Malacañang.
The Inyernational Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its growth forecast for the Philippines, citing global risks, as well as the slowdown in state spending that may extend the country’s first quarter slump all the way to June.
The local stock market was flat Friday, the last trading day before the so-called “ghost month,” alongside lackluster regional markets.
GT Capital Holdings Inc. of tycoon George Ty rolled out Friday a public offering of up to P12 billion in fixed-term bonds in series of five-, seven- and 10-year tenors.
Southeast Asia should expect slower growth this year as tighter monetary conditions in the world’s more advanced economies could destabilize financial markets in the region.
Trading on local stocks on Thursday were muted as investors lacked incentives to load up on equities ahead of a “ghost month.”
WILSON Baltazar and Dexter Zamora joined forces down the stretch and powered Lyceum past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 73-67, last night for its third straight win in the 90th NCAA basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
ATENEO may have found a gem in Arvin Tolentino, but the rookie forward would rather stay out of the spotlight when the Blue Eagles try to keep the solo lead in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament today.
Gilas Pilipinas departs for Miami, Florida, today for an intense two-week training as it prepares for the Fiba World Cup in Spain starting Aug. 28.
The Cagayan Valley Rising Suns simply made sure their record would stand for another year.
Arvin Tolentino proved yet again that he’s this season’s prize catch as Ateneo turned back University of the Philippines, 86-75, to grab the solo lead with its third straight victory in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at Mall of Asia Arena.
At its sentimental and dramatic heart, the comic book series “Cast” seems to be about a love triangle unfolding amid the hustle and bustle of a high school play—but it turns out to be about so much more. That’s why “Cast” was arguably the most popular ongoing series of the 2000s, with hundreds of young followers.
Twenty-four-year-old Patricia Mae Icban Hermogenes is living the dream she’s had for years: to live in New York and work in the fashion industry.
If you’re expecting a pomp-and-pageantry-less red carpet at the President’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, owing to recent natural calamities and the country’s political climate, think again. As one fashion designer says, it’s just not the way Filipinos are.
In beauty pageants, attractiveness and intelligence are given the spotlight, regardless of age and race. They are training grounds for social skills and self-discovery, although it’s a physically and emotionally draining process.
When we were kids, family members would take turns choosing where to eat out. Mom would start by asking dad, then herself, and then the eldest kid, down to the youngest.
The rhymes and perky alliterations in Jason Mraz’s first acoustic set, “Yes!,” aren’t as tonally fanciful and lyrically flamboyant as those in, say, “Wordplay,” “Clockwatching” and “I Won’t Give Up,” in which he rhetorically asks his loved one, “How old is your soul?” But, like the record-smashing “I’m Yours” and his Grammy-winning duet with Colbie Caillat, “Lucky,” the radio-ready cuts of his fifth studio album brim with optimistic vigor.
The official trailer for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” a highly anticipated movie adaptation of the novel with the same name, has been released, garnering over 3 million views on YouTube within the first 12 hours since posting time.
How fast time flies! Nathan Lopez, breakout star of the 2005 indie hit “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros,” marks his 23rd birth anniversary on Aug. 19.
The annual Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPop) songwriting competition crowns its third winner tomorrow, Saturday, at the grand finals in Meralco Theater, Pasig City.
The camp of actor Raymart Santiago is being "too defensive," the lawyer of Claudine Barretto said.